Jobs: Librarian- Technician Manuals

12.14.16 – Librarian – Technician Manuals (2 positions)
AECOM, Dulmen and Mannheim, Germany

Sarah P’s comments:  These positions were listed on ALAJobs, supposedly back on 11.17, however because of the recent issues with their site, which I have previously noted, I did not see these until today. This is a rare listing because it is working for a corporation (rather than education) and does not require an MLS, though they are requiring cataloguing skills. Because these were posted on ALAJobs, I assume it means they are open to American candidates, and perhaps other nationalities as well outside of the EU.

Position Title Librarian – Technician Manuals

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line:  Government

AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

This position is located in Dulmen, Germany and is contingent upon contract win.

Direct the classification, indexing, cataloging, and storage of books, periodicals, papers, microfiche, classified reports and documents stored on various media (including electronic). Review current literature to determine specific items or data that may be of value to Company and/or customers. Conduct research and investigations and take the necessary steps to secure such information. Provide assistance to technical personnel by conducting library research and preparing bibliographies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain cataloging methodology to facilitate to storage and retrieval of documents stored in the library.
  • Conduct research and investigations.
  • Provide recommendations to the customer as to storage conversion and retrieval of existing documentation to electronic format.
  • Manage daily operation of Information Center.
  • Conduct on-line document reference service.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must posses planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work under deadlines.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety – AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality – Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance – Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and 2 years of job-related experience or equivalent. Requires operating application software including word-process and spread sheet programs. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Job: Specialist in Automated Processing of Bibliographic Data

6.20.16 –  Specialist in Automated Processing of Bibliographic Data
ISSN (Int’l Standard Serial Number Int’l Centre), Paris, France

The main activities of the International ISSN Centre ( are:

– Updating and enhancing the ISSN Register, the standardized and international database of serial print and online publications,
– Coordinating the activities of the 89 ISSN national centres worldwide which share bibliographic data with the ISSN International Centre,
– Assigning ISSN and creating descriptive data for international organisations’ publications and publications produced in countries without any ISSN national centre,
– Marketing the ISSN Register ( and related services such as ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (

The appointee will work within the Department Data, Network and Standards and will be responsible for the following activities:

Assess the quality of the database and of the bibliographic data created / ingested on a regular basis,
Perform automated or semi-automated processes to improve the coverage and the quality of the ISSN Register,
Supervise contractors involved in ISSN data enhancement and check the appropriateness of their deliverables,
Work with other ISSN IC departments to outline and specify innovative services based on data collection,
Design and implement new workflows for data sharing within the ISSN network as well as with other stakeholders,
Contribute to the design and the development of ISSN IC’s RDF triplestore.

Other related missions may be assigned by the head of the Data, Network and Standards Department.

More details regarding these activities are provided below.
Address issues regarding global quality in the ISSN Register:
enhance the consistency of records, notably by creating processes to check the accuracy of specific fields and to correct data,
devise effective processes to complete existing data by using available authoritative bibliographic sources,
complete data in original languages and in transliterated form when missing.
Monitor and improve the ingestion of bibliographic data produced by the ISSN National Centres in the ISSN Register, ensuring their quality and their compliance with international standards and specific ISSN rules:
check and validate input data;
specify ingest rules and procedures (e.g. define major and minor errors);
analyse output data;
develop good practice among ISSN national centres through knowledge sharing , expertise and training.
Supervise and participate in projects to improve the ISSN register and develop new services:
define requirements by identifying external or internal user needs;
participate in specification drafting;
prepare test data & define acceptance criteria;
perform tests and validate the results,
report on the project outcomes.
Perform automated or semi-automated ISSN assignment processes, for specific projects / specific types of resources:
identify and check initial data and define identification processes;
perform and adapt processes using data management tools;
analyse and check output data; ingest into the ISSN register,
produce standardized bibliographic records for publishers and international organisations in the framework of batch assignment requests.
Define, prepare, monitor and validate data transformation processes, notably from usual bibliographic formats to linked data formats.

Required Qualifications and Skills

Master degree in Library and Information Science and/or Information Technology,
3-year experience in a similar or related position,
Expertise in database management, data processing languages and tools (Excel, OpenRefine, R, …)
Expertise in query languages and programming language (SQL, SPARQL, Java, Ruby, Python, …)
Knowledge of bibliographic standards and formats (MARC21, Unimarc, RDA),
Knowledge of linked data principles, formats and technologies (XML, RDF),
Autonomy, accountability and sense of innovation,
Ability to transfer knowledge and manage projects collaboratively across an international network,
Fluent in English and French; a third language is desirable.

Preferred qualifications

Expertise in Agile software development,
Ability to identify and analyse appropriate emerging technologies,
Knowledge of ONIX and/or other publishing industry standards,
Interest in open data principles and issues,
Familiarity with scholarly and digital publishing and/or library environment and issues.

Salary and status

Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.
International status.
Full-time position.
Contract will start Sept. 15th, 2016.


Please send cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of two professional references to Ms Gaëlle Béquet, director (

For full consideration please apply by July 4th, 2016.